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Prosecutors are arrested in Venezuela for corruption

Prosecutors are arrested in Venezuela for corruption

Caracas, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's attorney general, Tarek William Saab, announced today the arrest of three Public Ministry officials for committing acts of corruption in the western state of Zulia.
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At a press conference, Saab pointed out prosecutors Walter Negrón, Andry Reyes and América Rodríguez for their involvement in the crimes of concussion, self-corruption and criminal association, who were arrested on May 27.

The criminal plot came to light after a complaint made by the president of the National Federation of Cattlemen of Venezuela, Armando Chacín, and by citizen Yusnary Elizabeth Gómez, who was the victim of the theft of 300 head of cattle.

Faced with this fact, the prosecutor Walter Negrón omitted the accusation made by Gómez, and instead of investigating those involved in the crime, he demanded that the victim pay five thousand dollars, and later another 50 thousand to avoid issuing an order. arrest against him, explained the owner.

Subsequently, the case was brought to the attention of the 41st Prosecutor’s Office of the state of Zulia, in charge of Andry Reyes and América Rodríguez, who irregularly requested a formal act of imputation against the complainant, turning her from a victim into a perpetrator.

‘We are going to relentlessly punish this modus operandi,’ asserted the attorney general of Venezuela when ratifying the commitment of the Public Ministry in the fight against any manifestation of corruption. In this regard, he stressed that the agency has processed 265 of its officials involved in actions of this nature to date, of which 23 have already been convicted.

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